As with any new challenge or activity, the hardest thing to do is to take the first step. In order to make your transition from applicant to student easier, we have broken down the process into these easy steps.
Step 1A: Fill out an Admission Application
Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2016
Apply in person/mail
Download an Application.
Deliver or mail your application to:
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Admissions, Room K502
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
A non-refundable $20 application fee is due when you submit your application.
We always welcome visitors. Stop by the Information Center on the 5th floor of Kinney Hall for applications and general college information.
Step 1B: Submit documents
Step 2: Apply for financial aid (optional)
We encourage all degree seeking students who are concerned about paying for college out of pocket to apply for financial aid. Financial Aid is not available to summer and non-degree students.
Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens up a world of funding options including grants, low‐cost federal loans, work-study opportunities and scholarships.
Why should you apply for financial aid?
- Why not? You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
- Because you want to get as much assistance as possible in paying for college.
- If you don't apply, you'll never know how much you might get.
Important information to remember when applying
- FAFSAs for the upcoming college year are accepted beginning January 1.
- Submit your application as close to January 1 as possible because the earlier your FAFSA gets in, gets processed, and gets done, the more eligible you are for grants and scholarships, which have a limited pool of money that's first come, first served.
- The FAFSA takes as little as 30 minutes to complete, and you can complete it before your taxes are done using estimated figures.
- Include NVCC in Section H on the FAFSA. Our Title IV Code is 006982. This ensures that NVCC will receive a copy of your eligibility information when you do, which speeds up your financial aid process.
- Read, read, and read. Avoid pitfalls and unnecessary delays in receiving your financial aid by reading and responding quickly to requests for more information.
- The financial aid process can feel overwhelming if you're new to it. Don't hesitate to contact our financial aid office for help while you apply.
Step 3: Take the placement test
Now that you have been accepted to the college and have received your NVCC Banner Student ID number, you are ready to take the placement test (Accuplacer).
This assessment helps your advisor understand your educational needs in:
- English or English as a Second Language (ESL)
Your scores will determine which courses are appropriate for you during your first semester.
See the latest test schedule and make an appointment.
Upon completion of the placement test you will be given information about scheduling an appointment with an advisor.
If you have questions or would like to schedule your appointment right away, stop by the Information Center, 5th floor lobby in Kinney Hall or room K502.
Staff and students are available to assist you.
Step 4: Interview with the admissions staff
To set up an appointment, contact the admissions office.
Step 4A: Meet with an advisor
New Student Advising Sessions (START session)
You will be notified of your admission status when your admissions file is complete. Information will be mailed, emailed and/or given to you after you complete the Placement Test (Accuplacer).
Meeting with a new student advisor gives you a chance to:
- present your educational history and future goals
- discuss your placement testing scores
- select your first semester courses
- learn more about how to register and pay for courses.
Selecting appropriate courses and developing a manageable schedule for your first semester at NVCC can make a big difference in your overall success.
Non-degree and summer students are not required to see an advisor prior to registration, but may make an appointment if they would like assistance with course selection.
For more information about new student advising and other related topics you can visit the Information Center on the 5th floor of Kinney Hall.
Step 5: Register for courses
Fall 2015 registration begins April 21, 2015.
Summer 2015 registration begins April 15, 2015.
After you have:
- completed the application process
- have been accepted to the college
- have met with a new student advisor...
You are ready to register for classes!
Step 6: Pay your tuition
Once you have applied to the college, been accepted, moved through the placement testing process, met with your
new student advisor and registered for classes your next step is to make a payment.
The college accepts:
- VISA, MasterCard, Discover
- third party payments.
We also have an Installment Payment Plan available for both in-state and out-of-state students.
Questions to ask yourself before you make a payment: